3.4 out of 5
great for Scoutcraft
September 22, 2000
During the summer, I work at as Scoutcraft Director at a Boy Scout camp. I spend alot of time building projects such as towers and bridges with rope and spars. I previously used a Gerber tool, which did the job, but I wanted the individual tools to lock. Also since I used the knife blades most frequently for cutting rope, the wave's super-convienent one handed blade opening feature came in handy, especially when I found myself hanging on with the other hand while 20 feet above the ground. Of course, the tool was very useful for other random tasks also. All in all, the Wave is worth its high price.
Well worth having
May 27, 2001
I had the Super Tool first, but I was kinda clumsy. So I got the WAVE. Much better, a bit smaller and lighter, blades on the outside is great, so you dont have to open up the tool to use a knife
Nice to have but lacking in CQ
January 18, 2002
I have had the Swiss tool made by Victorinox and it was very well made. The leatherman wave is nice, but it should have locking tools as well as looking blades. The unit I have is loose when the tool is closed that is why I give the low rating for quality. I would have given this tool a higher score than I did if it were not loose where the handle connects to the plier joint. I do like the needle nose plier on this unit it is very nice. The knife blades are very sharp out of the box for a non custom made knife this is not common. I think this tool is a step in the right direction as far as the design goes, and with a little improvement on the QC it could be a very good tool.
August 04, 2003
at first i thought my wave tool was the greatest thing goin', until i started using it for fishing. all the pivot pionts rusted solid, even though i cleaned the tool after every fishin' trip. they must have used poor quality stainlees, because i never seen this happen befor. now i have to keep the tool in a pail of wd40 for several days just to be able to use it...
Leatherman Wave - the only tool you'll ever need
July 09, 2001
I never go anywhere without it. It was exceptionally handy one late night when I was helping a friend install a new rack mounted server and we found that the rails in the cabinet were not spaced correctly. We used the Leatherman to dismantle the rails in the cabinet, space them correctly, and tighten them down again.